Have You Ever Gone on Vacation– Without Your Family? #traveltuesday
My husband left this morning for his annual ‘boys only’ snowboarding vacation with his friends. He’s gone every year for as long as I can remember – last year, he even came home with staples and stitches in his leg. (Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again.)
People think I’m crazy to let my husband go off on a five-day vacation without his family, but honestly – I’m okay with it. Sure, I’d like to go too – I’ve never been skiing, but this is ‘his’ trip. We all deserve some time away from the everyday rush and he loves snowboarding. It’s a time for him to hang out with his buddies.
Each year, he comes back from his ‘boys only’ trip rejuvenated and relaxed and that makes me happy. And you should see the look on the girls’ faces when Daddy comes home – it makes me cry every time.
So, that leaves me wondering – when is my solo vacation? At the tops of my 2014 ‘to-do’ list? I’m dreaming of a solo vacation to Walt Disney World. I can stay out until the parks close, I can eat at the restaurants I’ve always dreamed about (I’m looking at you, California Grill during the fireworks) and I can relax and soak up the magic that is Walt Disney World.
Sure, we go a lot as a family, but I’ve dreamed of going alone and slowing down. No need to rush and figure out what ride to do first, the best time to meet TinkerBell, etc – just time for me.. at my own pace. I can sit on Main Street U.S.A. all day and indulge in a Starbucks drink and a rice krispie treats snack.
So there you have it – my 2014 travel wish is a solo vacation. It sounds a little scary to think about eating at a restaurant by myself, but I think it would be nice to let someone else pamper me with good food… and let them do the dishes! I’ll keep you posted as I plan my trip.
Have you ever gone on vacation without your family?